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Garret Yount earned a B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  During his postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco, he was awarded a fellowship from the Robert Steel Foundation for Pediatric Neuro-Oncology.  Dr. Yount currently directs a molecular biology laboratory at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco where he has established a track record in obtaining research funding from both federal and private agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.  His laboratory focuses on understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying cancer therapeutics.  He has also collaborated with an interdisciplinary team to develop a proposal calling for an international project integrating modern genomics with the perspectives emerging within the Neurosciences regarding the mind-body connection. Dr. Yount serves as a Scientific Advisor to various federal agencies, including the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and as a scientific reviewer for numerous biomedical journals, including Cancer Research, The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, and The Journal of Consciousness Studies

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